Cassandra’s quilts are cheerful and meaningful. There is a really nice assortment of projects in this book.
There are instructions for making a friendship bracelet by hand in the book with these pretty photos below:
I needed to make SOMETHING—and fast! I decided to give the hand sewn bracelets a try. I used my Mom’s stash of fabrics that she uses for making church banners. Making the bracelets was easy and fun. ( I always think better when I’m doing some hand sewing or knitting. Do you?)
I did a variation on Cassandra Ellis‘s idea and made longer bracelets that I can wrap around and around my wrist. And of course, there’s always room for more bracelets on MY arm!
First I made a green bracelet with solids and one print. Then I made another bracelet using 3 different blue Liberty print scraps. Of course, these bracelets work well with other bracelets too!
And then…. I HAD to make bracelets from left over scraps from a strip I had done for the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild which is being assembled into a quilt. We used some gorgeous modern Spoonflower prints. You can check out my strip here. These are the bracelets from those scraps below.
Thank you Cassandra Ellis, for your inspiration!
Photos 1,2, 3 are from the book, ” Quilt Love: Simple Quilts to Stitch and Treasure” by Cassandra Ellis
Photos 4,5,6, & 7 are by Amy Dietrich for coventrydrive.